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Saturday, July 30, 2011

Four Weddings And A Funeral Blu-Ray Review

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Four Weddings And A Funeral Blu-Ray Review



Synopsis: The champagne is flowing and so is the fun in this "delightful and sly" (Roger Ebert) romantic comedy about two people who belong together but just can't seem to tie the knot. Ushering in two Academy Award nominations, and starring Hugh Grant (Notting Hill), Andie MacDowell (Michael) and a superb ensemble cast that includes Oscar nominee** Kristin Scott Thomas, Four Weddings and a Funeral is truly "a very special occasion" (Rolling Stone)! Charlie (Grant) is always the best man but never the groom. Determined to avoid even a hint of commitment, this handsome English gentleman is notoriously late to every wedding. But today he's in for a real surprise because not only did he forget the ring...but he also just caught a glimpse of the girl of his dreams (MacDowell)! "Elegant, festive and very, very funny" (The New York Times), Four Weddings and a Funeral is engaging entertainment from beginning to end. *1994: Best Picture, Original Screenplay **1996: Actress, The English Patient

Review: I actually never watched Four Weddings and a Funeral back in the day.  Its too bad that I didn't because its a very funny film.  I'm not a huge Andie MacDowell fan, but I do enjoy most all Hugh Grant films...my wife has brainwashed me as such!  This one is very sweet and romantic.  Its from the same writers as Notting Hill, which is also a fantastic film.  Four Weddings and a Funeral is on blu-ray for the first time, and it looks superb.  The transfer into high-definition was very successful.  There is little grain and the colors pop nicely.

Interest Range: Romantic Comedy

Be Cool Blu-Ray Review

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Be Cool Blu-Ray Review



Synopsis: Starring an unbelievably hip all-star cast, including John Travolta, Uma Thurman, Andre 3000, Steven Tyler and The Rock, and bursting with the hottest music in the biz, "Be Cool" is the wildly hilarious tale about a gangster turned music mogul... and what it takes to be number one with a bullet. When Chili Palmer (Travolta) decides to try his hand in the music industry, he romances the sultry widow (Thurman) of a recently whacked music exec, poaches a hot young singer (Christina Milian) from a rival label and discovers that the record industry is packin' a whole lot more than a tune.

Review: Be Cool is the quirky sequel to the quirky film Get Shorty.  This time around we get the always sexy Uma Thurman and everyone from Steven Tyler of Aerosmith to Andre 3000 of Outkast.  This all-star cast is immersed in a bizarre tale that takes several twists and turns!  Its on blu-ray for the first time, which is fantastic.  The transfer looks fantastic.  The film in high-definition is virtually flawless.  Great color, no grain..its a win!

Interest Range: Drama

The Cutting Edge Blu-Ray Review

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The Cutting Edge Blu-Ray Review



Synopsis: Moira Kelly (Dangerous Beauty, "The West Wing") and D. B. Sweeney (Roommates, Memphis Belle) star as polar opposites who unite on the ice for a shot at Olympic gold in this inspirational romantic comedy from acclaimed director Paul M. Glaser (The Running Man). Brimming with wit, charm and plenty of breathtaking sports action, The Cutting Edge is a real winner! She's a rich and refined pairs figure skater whose prima donna attitude has her skating solo. He's a brash, blue-collar hockey champion with a new injury and no future. With nothing in common but their dream of reaching the Olympics, Kate and Doug are each other's last resort. Reluctantly, they join forces, but its not long before the barbs - and sparks - start flying as the unlikely pair skate towards the opportunity of a lifetime: a chance at a medal...and a chance at love. Presented in 1080p Hi-def on Blu-ray for the first time!

Review: The Cutting Edge is that movie.  The movie that really encompasses the romance film of the 1980s.  The situation is far out and very specific...almost too specific to appeal to anyone in the audience..or so you'd think.  This turned out to be a D.B. Sweeney hit!  My wife has made me watch it more than once, lol.  It really is a well made film and definately trumps a lot of the romantic films of present day.  Its on blu-ray for the first time and it looks fantastic in high-definition.  No visible grain and a pretty decent colors.

Interest Range: Drama, Romance

Overboard Blu-Ray Review

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Overboard Blu-Ray Review



Synopsis: It's the craziest mix-up ever! Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell dazzle the screen in this buoyant and screwball comedy of memory-making and memory-faking. One of Hollywood's most dynamic screen pairs, Hawn and Russell make the most of every hilarious situation in this delightful riches-to-rags romance that's perfect entertainment for anyone who appreciates a great practical joke. Hawn is Joanna Stayton, the pampered wife of a pretentious, yacht-owning socialite. When their boat gets stuck for repairs, Joanna employs carpenter Dean Proffitt (Russell) to improve her closet space. But when Dean asks to be paid, he's blatantly turned down by the "nothing is ever good enough for me" Joanna.So when Joanna falls overboard and gets a bad case of amnesia, Dean takes advantage of the situation and, in a stroke of retributive genius, tells her that she's his wife and the mother of hisfour unruly children! This official US Blu-ray presented all the comedy in stunning 1080p hi-definition!

Review: Overboard is a guilty pleasure of ours here at the Legion.  This classic never gets old for us..the tale of a widower with three kids that tricks his nasty former employer into thinking she is his wife, after she gets a bad case of amnesia.  Of course, they fall in love during the course of the film and in the end...against all reality and odds, their love prevails.  Its a great film, full of laughs and a great love story.  This one is great for the whole family and now its on blu-ray for the first time.   The transfer into high-definition looks fantastic.

Interest Range: Comedy, Vintage

Mandrake: Seasons One and Two DVD Review

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Mandrake: Seasons One and Two DVD Review



Synopsis: Dare to know Mandrake (Marcos Palmeira), an exciting detective series that follows the life of Paulo Mandrake, the alluring and attractive criminal lawyer from Rio de Janeiro.  Specializing in resolving cases of blackmail and extortion, Mandrake is the primary liaison between the lower class of Rio de Janeiro and high society. When Mandrake is not in a bar to seduce a woman, or around the city chasing an enemy, we can find him in the law firm with Wexler (Luis Carlos Miele), a cynic philosopher, and lawyer of 70 years, whom Mandrake regards as a father figure. Part James Bond and part Rat Pack.

Review: Mandrake is a great detective show from Brazil.  The show is like James Bond meets Oceans 11.  Its full of fantastic writing, great mystery and tons of wit.   Mandrake is not only likeable, but is tough and full of personality.  This is a great show and to get seasons one and two all at once was definately a treat.  A very fun watch, beware you will have to be ok with subtitles.

Mandrake: Seasons One and Two features 13 one-hour episodes presented in Portuguese. It is dubbed in Spanish and features English subtitles. Total runtime is approximately 720 minutes. The four disc set will be available for $19.98 SRP.

Interest Range: HBO Latin America

Epitafios: Season Two DVD Review

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Epitafios: Season Two DVD Review

Synopsis: In Epitafios, Renzo Marquez (Julio Chavez) and Marina Segal (Cecilia Roth) join forces again to solve yet another logic-defying homicide case.  With the help of XL (Alejandro Awada), a psychiatric patient suffering from low brain activity, they manage to anticipate a serial killer’s next move.  This time, the murderer is a tormented man who views killing as an art form and, as such, thinks each homicide deserves to be immortalized in a series of photographs.  Homicide detectives embark on a race against time to catch him, even as Renzo and Marina are burdened by the ghosts of their own pasts. A sadistic crime drama from the detectives’ point of view.

Review: Epitafios is a complex show.  It was featured on HBO Latin.  This Argentinian show has now released it's season two to DVD and we had to check it out.  I had the privilege of watching season one and I'm always for great crime drama.  We're talking political intrigue, serial murder and flat-out brutality.  Season two didn't disappoint.  It was full of great character development and intense drama.  We highly recommend.

Epitafios: Season Two features 13 one-hour episodes presented in Spanish with English subtitles. Total runtime is approximately 720 minutes. The four disc set will be available for $19.98 SRP.

Interest Range: HBO Latin America

Disney World Cinema: Once Upon A Warrior DVD Review

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Disney World Cinema: Once Upon A Warrior DVD Review



Synopsis: From the Disney World Cinema collection, Once Upon A Warrior is an action-packed adventure of courage and friendship. 

Set in the fictitious teardrop-shaped land of Sangarashtra, Once Upon A Warrior follows the epic journey of Moksha, a nine year old girl with special healing powers. As she embarks on a quest to save her homeland from the tyranny of an evil Queen, Moksha joins forces with the swash-buckling blind warrior, Yodha, and his gypsy girlfriend, Priya. Working together, will all three be able to save their village from the evil Queen's army?

Review: These new import films from Disney World Cinema are SO cool.  Its great to see how different filmmaking is in other countries and I don't often get a chance to see that, with the exception of the UK, Japan and China.  Once Upon A Warrior, known in India as Anaganaga O Dheerudu, is a fantasy-adventure film that involves all types of sorcery, magic and adventure.  Its a really convoluted plot with a lot of great characters and over the top fantasy.  Its really fun and a nice change-up from what I'm used to seeing.

Interest Range: Disney World Cinema

Friday, July 29, 2011

NEW Video! Thundercats Cast Interview!

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B.B. King: Live Blu-Ray Review

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B.B. King: Live Blu-Ray Review


Synopsis: The man needs no introduction. Truly the reigning king of blues, over the last 60 years B.B. King has developed one of the world's most identifiable guitar styles and has influenced thousands of musicians. Known for integrating precise and complex string bends with left hand vibrato, King has a uniquely regal and velvety tone making every note count. With trademark Gibson “Lucille” settled on his lap, B.B. King presents a concert filled with staggering guitar jams on hits like “The Thrill Is Gone” and “Downhearted.” In between songs, King’s characteristic affable persona shines through as he introduces the band he’s always toured with and shares stories from his life. Throughout the show special guests Terrence Howard, Solange, and guitarist Richie Sambora stop by to jam and pay tribute to this renowned blues master. Don’t miss legend B.B. King performing in his element in this amazing concert!

Review: I'm a fan of B.B. King..not a crazy one, but I enjoy his music.  It is fantastic to watch him perform live and hear some of his greatest hits.  The concert, present in high-definition blu-ray, is absolutely enjoyable and King comes off like a rose with his gleaming personality.

Song List: Everyday I Have the Blues, See That My Grave Is Kept Clean , How Many More Years, Downhearted, I Need You So, I Got Some Help I Don’t Need, Thrill is Gone, Nobody Loves Me But My Mother, Let the Good Times Roll, Thrill is Gone, When The Saints Go Marching In, Key to the Highway

Interest Range: Music

Dumbstruck DVD Review

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Dumbstruck DVD Review



Synopsis: DUMBSTRUCK focuses on five ventriloquists, who are quirky enough to star in Christopher Guest’s Best in Show. But they are real, and their stories are deeply human and universal: Dylan, a shy 13-year-old who dreams of being a professional but whose dad prefers football; Kim, a former Miss Ohio beauty queen, who yearns to ‘make it’ on the cruise ship circuit; Dan, a successful cruise ship performer whose wife may divorce him when he comes ashore; Terry, who, after 22 years of struggle in Corsicana, Texas, finds himself on NBC’s America’s Got Talent with a chance to win $1 million; and Wilma -- all six-foot-five of her -- who brings her dummies to Walmart and ‘entertains’ in senior homes. With its heart firmly planted on its polyester sleeve, DUMBSTRUCK takes the American dream sideways and never loses its way.

Review: We love documentaries here at the Legion.  In fact, we can't get enough of them....even this one.  I won't lie, I have a low tolerance for ventriloquism, but this look inside the lives of five professional ventriloquists was fantastic.  It was great to get an inside look at their world and their struggles as performers! 

Interest Range: Documentary

Potiche DVD Review

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Potiche DVD Review


Synopsis: Set in 1977 in a provincial town, Potiche is a witty and charming comedy starring Catherine Deneuve as Suzanne Pujol, a housebound 'trophy wife' (or potiche) who steps in to manage an umbrella factory run by her tyranical husband after the workers go on strike. To everyone's surprise, Suzanne proves herself a competent and assertive woman of action. Gerard Depardieu plays a union leader and Suzanne's ex-beau who still holds a flame for her. With Potiche acclaimed writer-director Francois Ozon (Swimming Pool, 8 Woman) has created a satrical and hilarious take on the war between the sexes and classes.

Review: Potiche is a silly movie package with a more serious underlying message.  The film really puts forth a funny face and gives some good laughs on the battle between the sexes, but in the end it really puts your thinking to the test.  I was surprised at the depth of the film, which I expected to stay completely light-hearted.  This one was a great surprise and definately one to watch.

Interest Range: Comedy

Top Gear: The Complete First Season DVD Review (USA Version)

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Top Gear: The Complete First Season DVD Review (USA Version)



Synopsis: Join comedian Adam Ferrera, champion rally and drift racer Tanner Foust and racing analyst Rutledge Wood as they unleash Top Gear and explore the history of America, one lap at a time! Filled with wit and humor, Top Gear brings even more ambitious stunts, extreme challenges, humor and mischief in a series chock-full of high adrenaline action entertainment, car reviews and eccentric adventures. Top Gear challenges include travelling a moonshine run along a classic Prohibition route in the Deep South, teaching a blind man to drift a Nissan 370Z, racing a HALO jumper in a Ford Velociraptor across the Arizona desert, discovering America’s toughest truck on an epic journey through the Alaskan wilderness, and evading a Cobra helicopter gunship in a Dodge Viper… through the middle of town. The Stig also appears, setting definitive Power Laps for performance cars featured on the show, and there’s a host of celebrities taking the wheel in “Big Star in a Small Car” including astronaut Buzz Aldrin, Lost actor Dominic Monahan, Modern Family’s Ty Burrel, musician Kid Rock, Avatar star Michelle Rodriguez and skateboard legend and game designer Tony Hawk.

Review: We're big fans of the UK version of Top Gear here at the Legion, so we were excited to see the US counterpart when it premiered on the History Channel.  The first season went pretty well.  The guys aren't quite as likable as the UK versions and the jokes aren't quite as risque, but the action was there.  The cars featured are, obviously, American models and the stunts are pretty much on par with the quality of the UK series.  This is a necessary edition to the Top Gear family and we welcome it with open arms!


Interest Range: Cars, Stunts

Smurfs: A Magical Smurf Adventure DVD Review

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Smurfs: A Magical Smurf Adventure DVD Review


Synopsis: Get your Smurf on with this 2-disc set of 10 Smurftacular Episodes! In a hidden village dwells a clan of magical creatures, living in mushroom houses and taking showers with dewdrops. They’re those international celebrities known far and wide as the Smurfs -- and they’re back on DVD. This itty-bitty powder-blue crew, including Brainy, Lazy, Vanity and Smurfette, is led by the wise, gentle and 542-year-old Papa Smurf. Gargamel, the local evil wizard, is forever scheming against the tiny team but our little friends outsmurf him every time! The Smurfs may only be three apples high, but they left miles of smiles on the faces of Saturday morning cartoon fans from 1981 to 1989!  Smurf it up again with this colorful collection of superior Smurftainment!

Review: The Smurfs is a classic early 1980s cartoon.  In fact, it wasn't just a cartoon, it was a pop culture phenomenon!  Everyone knows the Smurfs, and with a feature film coming this summer everyone will know them again!  This DVD release features 10 episodes from season two of the classic show.  The second season aired back in 1982 and these episodes are a great example of the feel of this classic show.  The innocence mixed with great characters and fun is something that is hard to find for your kids these days, so it was refreshing to expose my three children to it.....and they all loved it from ages 2 to 8! 

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Interest Range: Vintage Animation

FREE e-book: Superheroes: The Best of Pop Culture and Philosophy

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Explore the philosophical depths of Batman, Superman, Captain America, and your other favorite superheroes—FOR FREE!

Behind the cool costumes, special powers, and unflagging determination to fight evil you’ll find fascinating philosophical questions and concerns deep in the hearts and minds of your favorite comic book heroes.

Why doesn’t Batman just kill the Joker and end everyone’s misery? Does Peter Parker have a good life? What can Iron Man teach us about the role of technology in society? Bringing together key chapters from books in the Blackwell Philosophy and Pop Culture series, this free superhero sampler engages the intellectual might of big thinkers like Aristotle and Kant to answer these questions and many others, giving you new insights on everything from whether Superman is truly an American icon to whether Wolverine is the same person when he loses his memory.

This FREE e-book
·Features exclusive bonus content: all-new chapters on Captain America and Thor
·Gives you a sneak peek at upcoming books: Avengers and Philosophy, Spider-Man and Philosophy, and Superman and Philosophy
·Includes superheroes from both the DC and Marvel universes: the Avengers, Batman, Captain America, Green Lantern, Iron Man, Spider-Man, Superman, Thor, Watchmen, and the X-Men
·Gives you a perfect introduction to the Blackwell Philosophy and Pop Culture series (learn more at www.andphilosophy.com)

Whether you’re looking for answers or looking for fun, this classic compilation will save the day by helping you gain a deeper appreciation of your favorite comics with an introduction to basic philosophical principles.

To learn more about the And Philosophy series and to download your free copy of Superheroes: The Best of Pop Culture and Philosophy, please visit: www.andphilosophy.com

FREE e-book: Superheroes: The Best of Pop Culture and Philosophy





Explore the philosophical depths of Batman, Superman, Captain America, and your other favorite superheroes—FOR FREE!


Behind the cool costumes, special powers, and unflagging determination to fight evil you’ll find fascinating philosophical questions and concerns deep in the hearts and minds of your favorite comic book heroes.

Why doesn’t Batman just kill the Joker and end everyone’s misery? Does Peter Parker have a good life? What can Iron Man teach us about the role of technology in society? Bringing together key chapters from books in the Blackwell Philosophy and Pop Culture series, this free superhero sampler engages the intellectual might of big thinkers like Aristotle and Kant to answer these questions and many others, giving you new insights on everything from whether Superman is truly an American icon to whether Wolverine is the same person when he loses his memory.

This FREE e-book
·Features exclusive bonus content: all-new chapters on Captain America and Thor
·Gives you a sneak peek at upcoming books: Avengers and Philosophy, Spider-Man and Philosophy, and Superman and Philosophy
·Includes superheroes from both the DC and Marvel universes: the Avengers, Batman, Captain America, Green Lantern, Iron Man, Spider-Man, Superman, Thor, Watchmen, and the X-Men
·Gives you a perfect introduction to the Blackwell Philosophy and Pop Culture series (learn more at www.andphilosophy.com)

Whether you’re looking for answers or looking for fun, this classic compilation will save the day by helping you gain a deeper appreciation of your favorite comics with an introduction to basic philosophical principles.

To learn more about the And Philosophy series and to download your free copy of Superheroes: The Best of Pop Culture and Philosophy, please visit: www.andphilosophy.com

Medical Center: The Complete First Season DVD Review

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Medical Center: The Complete First Season DVD Review


Synopsis: The head of surgery may be “knife happy”…a runaway refuses to seek parental permission for a life-saving procedure…a research scientist ignores the side effects of his miracle cure for Hodgkin’s disease. These are just some of the problems facing doctor and resident heartthrob Joseph Gannon (Chad Everett) and Chief of Staff Paul Lochner (James Daly) in the 6-Disc 26-Episode Debut Season of Medical Center, the influential series that ran from 1969 to 76. Known for tackling cutting-edge issues, the series also featured elite guest stars, including Season One’s Dyan Cannon, Tyne Daly, Mercedes McCambridge, Slim Pickens, Walter Pidgeon, William Shatner, Martin Sheen, Richard Thomas, Cicely Tyson and more.

Review: Medical Center was the original medical drama...and a drama it was.  This DVD release represents the complete first season of the show, a 6-disc, 26 episode set!  The show is a great rivalry between the young new doctors and the seasoned veterans.  There was also a nice focus on the personal lives of the doctors, as well.  The show, while somewhat dated, still holds up quite well, as you can see in the video clip below.  This one is a great look back and fantastic for any retro TV collection.  You can't get this one in-stores...its only available at the WB Shop!

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Interest Range: Vintage TV

Disney World Cinema: Zokkomon DVD Review

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Disney World Cinema: Zokkomon DVD Review



Synopsis: From the Disney World Cinema collection, Zokkomon is an action packed adventure of an ordinary boy who rises from despair to meet extraordinary challenges. 

Kunal (Darsheel Safary), an orphaned boy, discovers how cruel life is when he is abandoned by his heartless uncle (Anupam Kher). Left to fend for himself, Kunal soon realizes the hero within and begins his epic journey of adventure and transformation to become Zokkomon. Zokkomon will soar into the hearts and lives of audiences everywhere, to take his place alongside the world's most beloved heroes.

Review: Disney World Cinema has imported Zokkomon, a great Bollywood film, which basically focuses on a kid that escapes his troubled past by becoming a superhero.  This is one of the first Superhero films for Indian kids and its a fantastic one at that!  This is a great film for anyone into superheros and comics or just heartwarming tales about overcoming adversity and coming of age!

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Interest Range: Disney World Cinema

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Doctor Who: Season Six, Part 1 DVD Review

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Doctor Who: Season Six, Part 1 DVD Review



Synopsis: Matt Smith and Karen Gillan make their triumphant return as the Doctor and his companion in an all-new series of Doctor Who! The new series will split in two parts, with DVD/Blu-ray release dates in July and in early November, closely following their premiere runs on BBC America, and then a complete series gift set just in time for the holidays. In Part 1, the Doctor, Amy and Rory find themselves in Sixties America, battling the invasion the world forgot, then journey on the high seas of 1696 aboard a pirate ship, to solve the mystery of the Siren. In a bubble universe at the very edge of reality, the Doctor meets an old friend with a new face, and in a monastery on a remote island in the near future, an industrial accident takes on a terrible human shape. And waiting for them, at the end of all this, is the battle of Demon's Run, and the Doctor's darkest hour. Can even the truth about River Song save the Time Lord's soul? Only two things are certain. Silence will fall. And a good man is going to die...

Review: Doctor Who is a legendary sci-fi series.  The re-birth in recent years has made it even more popular with a ton of related merchandise.   I won't spoil anything for Who fans that may be waiting to watch the DVD, but look for shocks and surprises!  Plot twists like you wouldn't believe..even in the first episode of the season! 

Doctor Who: Series 6, Part 1, a two-disc DVD and Blu-ray set, contains the first seven episodes along with two Monster files, “The Gangers” and “The Silence,” two of the Doctor’s most challenging opponents. 


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Interest Range: Sci-Fi, BBC

Win a Copy of Burn Notice: The Fall of Sam Axe on DVD!

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We're giving away 3 copies of the new Burn Notice: The Fall of Sam Axe DVD!

Before Sam Axe teamed up with Michael and Fiona, he was Commander Axe, U.S. Navy SEAL.  The Fall of Sam Axe tells the story of how Sam went from respected Naval Commander to the man of mystery we've come to know on Burn Notice.  On what will turn out to be Sam's last military mission, he is sent to the jungles of Colombia to investigate claims of a vicious terrorist organization known only as the "Espada Ardiente" (Flaming Sword).  His mission: to determine whether U.S. military aid is necessary to deal with the threat.  But when he arrives, things are more complicated than he'd imagined.  He receives word that the rebels have targeted a small civilian clinic deep in the jungle.  Sam must now save the clinic's doctors and patients from certain death.  However, nothing is as it seems and the Espada Ardiente may not be the biggest threat Sam Axe faces.

Email your entry to dvdlegion.com @ gmail.com for your chance to win!

Pittsburgh is Ready for The Dark Knight Rises


The Dark Knight Rises is set to start filming in Pittsburgh soon and the city's Downtown Highmark is celebrating the filming with the projection of the Batsignal with lasers on the building

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Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Product Spotlight: Mimoco Batman Flash Drives!

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Product Spotlight: Mimoco Batman Flash Drives!
Here at the Legion we love to spotlight the coolest in new Batman product.  The more unique the better.  When I heard that Mimoco was producing Batman themed flash drives, I knew we HAD to feature them!  Bat-Fans are treated to an entire set of drives, along with a limited edition Retro-Batman drive! 


As you can see from the above pics, the paint applications and design are both fantastic.  We have the recent comic accurate versions of the characters, which is nice.  The drives themselves work wonderfully, you just pop the top off and stick it in your USB port.  I've begun transporting Legions of Gotham files on them and they work great!  A big question...how do you keep them from getting scuffed up?  A lot of us collectors also enjoy using our product...well, they have an answer for that!  Check out these cool keychain hoodies to encase your drives!


You can find these and more wicked Mimoco product on their official website.

Win a copy of RIO on DVD!

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RIO
Comes to Blu-ray and DVD on August 2nd 
Bring Home Over An Hour of Exciting Interactive Features and Exclusive Bonus Levels of Angry Birds Rio® with Blu-ray Purchase  

Rio tells the story of Blu (Jesse Eisenberg), a Spix Macaw who is captured from his native homelands of Brazil at a young age to be domesticated thousand of miles away with his human owner Linda. His new owner soon discovers that he is the last male of his kind, and with that , the two head south to Rio de Janeiro to meet Blu's new mate. However, it is nowhere near close to love at first sight between the socially awkward, flight challenged Blu and the strong and independent extreme flying female Jewel (Anne Hathaway). Shortly after Blu's arrival, greedy animal smugglers capture the two rare birds and they soon find themselves helplessly lost in the Brazilian rainforest. Unexpectedly thrown together they embark on a hysterical and endearing adventure where they learn about friendship, love, courage and spreading ones wings to fly.  

The creators of ICE AGE bring audiences a whole new tropical adventure in RIO featuring the most colorful cast of characters south of the Equator, including George Lopez (Beverly Hills Chihuahua), Tracy Morgan ("30 Rock"), Jemaine Clement (Despicable Me), Rodrigo Santoro (Che), will.i.am (Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa), Jamie Foxx (Dreamgirls), Jane Lynch "Glee"), & Wanda Sykes(Over The Hedge).
To win your very own copy of this fun summer film, simply answer the following question:
What kind of bird is Blu?   Email your answer to dvdlegion.com @ gmail.com.  Good luck!
  • Toucan
  • Spix Macaw
  • Sulpur Crested Cockatoo
  • Red Crested Cardinal 

Product Spotlight: Mimoco Batman Flash Drives!

Product Spotlight: Mimoco Batman Flash Drives!
Here at the Legion we love to spotlight the coolest in new Batman product.  The more unique the better.  When I heard that Mimoco was producing Batman themed flash drives, I knew we HAD to feature them!  Bat-Fans are treated to an entire set of drives, along with a limited edition Retro-Batman drive! 


As you can see from the above pics, the paint applications and design are both fantastic.  We have the recent comic accurate versions of the characters, which is nice.  The drives themselves work wonderfully, you just pop the top off and stick it in your USB port.  I've begun transporting Legions of Gotham files on them and they work great!  A big question...how do you keep them from getting scuffed up?  A lot of us collectors also enjoy using our product...well, they have an answer for that!  Check out these cool keychain hoodies to encase your drives!


You can find these and more wicked Mimoco product on their official website.


Limitless (Unrated Extended Cut) [Blu-ray + Digital Copy] Review

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Limitless (Unrated Extended Cut) [Blu-ray + Digital Copy] Review



Synopsis: Bradley Cooper (The A-Team) and two-time Academy-Award® winner Robert De Niro, star in this provocative and action-packed thriller with unlimited surprising twists. Eddie Morra (Cooper), a burnt-out writer, discovers a top-secret pill that unlocks 100% of his brain’s capacity. He instantly acquires mind-bending talents and mesmerizing visions that bring him big money, beautiful women and limitless success. But his dream life soon becomes a waking nightmare, as the drug’s brutal side effects take their toll and Eddie finds himself entangled with a cunning Wall Street power broker (DeNiro) who wants everything Eddie has… and more.

Review: Limitless is the first big-budget leading man role for Hangover alum Bradley Cooper.  He gets to star side by side with the great Robert DeNiro.  Limitless is a great drama about a man who takes a pill to elevate his natural abilities and gets tangled up in the consequences.  Its fast-paced once it gets moving.  The plot is great and the acting is top notch (no surprises there!).  This is a great film with a wide level of appeal.  Cooper has really proven that he has the acting chops to hold a film.

Interest Range: Drama

Megadeth: That One Night: Live in Buenos Aires Blu-Ray Review

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Megadeth: That One Night: Live in Buenos Aires Blu-Ray Review


Synopsis: Filmed live at Obras Stadium, Buenos Aires, Argentina, on October 9, 2005. Megadeth is one of the most commercially successful heavy metal bands, selling more than 20 million albums worldwide, including the Grammy nominated multi-platinum Countdown to Extinction. In the U.S. alone, Megadeth have received four platinum records, six gold records, and seven Grammy nominations for Best Metal Performance.

Review: Megadeth was bad ass in their day.  Dave Mustaine was the ultimate metal front man!  This concert, recorded back in 2005, features a great line-up of the band and a fantastic setlist..including their infamous Symphony of Destruction!  This is a must-have for any fan of the band.  The extras are thin, but the concert is well worth the low cost.

Songs: Blackmail the Universe, Set the World Afire, Wake Up Dead, In My Darkest Hour, She Wolf, Reckoning Day, A Tout Le Monde, Hangar 18, I'll Be There, Tornado of Souls, Trust, Something That I'm Not, Kick the Chair, Coming Home, Symphony of Destruction, Peace Sells and Symphony of Destruction (Alternate Version) 

Interest Range: Music

Foreigner: Live Blu-Ray Review

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Foreigner: Live Blu-Ray Review


Synopsis: Universally hailed as one of the most popular rock acts throughout the ‘70s and ‘80s, Foreigner still puts on an absolutely thrilling and sensational show thirty years later. Singer Kelly Hansen and lead guitarist Mick Jones are a wicked combination on songs like “Hot Blooded” and “Double Vision.” Foreigner’s showmanship is outstanding and this sensational concert is packed with smash hits like “Cold As Ice,” “Juke Box Hero” and “Urgent,” as well as the newest single “Too Late.” 

Review: Foreigner is a legendary rock band, giving us classics like Feels Like the First Time and Juke Box Hero!  Now, this new live blu-ray shows the band in all their glory!  This blu-ray release is the same concert shown on the "Soundstage" DVD release, but with more songs and extras!  Its far superior and definately worth the money!

Song List: Night Life, Head Games, Cold As Ice, Waiting For A Girl Like You, Too Late, Say You Will, Long Long Way From Home, Double Vision, Blue Morning, Blue Day, Dirty White Boy, Starrider, Feels Like the First Time, Urgent, Juke Box Hero, I Want to Know What Love Is, Hot Blooded

Interest Range: Music

Tekken Blu-Ray + DVD Combo Review

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Tekken Blu-Ray + DVD Combo Review



Synopsis: The year is 2039 and the world wars have destroyed everything and territories are run by corporations. The mightiest of which is TEKKEN. In the midst of the ruined society, one warrior rises from the streets. A young man with street smarts and raw fighting skills who is driven by nothing more than vengeance must defeat the world’s most elite fighters in the greatest tournament ever known and become the “King of Iron Fist”.

Review: Tekken instantly gets respect from me, being a film based on a video game.  I suffered through the Mortal Kombat films and Street Fighter, so whats another martial arts tournament flick under my belt?  No sweat!  I enjoyed the Tekken games, especially Tekken 3.  In fact, my sweet Tekken 3 arcade skills are something I used to bond with my future wife of 13 years over!  I impressed her with my mad skills....or so I thought! lol.  But I digress...this film is actually really well made, which surprised me, I'll be honest.  It was a simple plot, but well produced and rather entertaining.  It would definately recommend.

Interest Range: Action, Martial Arts, Video Games

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

A 6 Minute Preview of the Cartoon Network Green Lantern: Animated Series!

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Take Me Home Tonight Blu-Ray Review

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Take Me Home Tonight Blu-Ray Review



Synopsis: As the summer of 1988 winds down, three friends on the verge of adulthood attend an out-of-control party in celebration of their last night of unbridled youth. Starring Topher Grace, Anna Faris, Dan Fogler, and Teresa Palmer, "Take Me Home Tonight" is a raunchy, romantic and ultimately touching blast from the past set to an awesome soundtrack of timeless rock and hip-hop hits. Recent MIT grad Matt Franklin (Topher Grace) should be working for a Fortune 500 company and starting his upward clim to full-fledged yuppie-hood. Instead, the directionless 23-year-old confounds family and friends by taking a part-time job behind the counter of a video store at the Sherman Oaks Galleria. But Matt's silent protest against maturity comes to a screeching halt once his unrequited high school crush, Tori Frederking (Teresa Palmer), walks into the store. When she invites him to an epic, end-of-summer party, Matt thinks he finally might have a chance with the girl of his dreams. With his cynical sister Wendy (Anna Faris) and best friend Barry (Dan Fogler), Matt embarks on a once-in-a-lifetime evening. From stealing a car to a marriage proposal to an indescribable, no-holds-barred dance-off, these friends share experiences that will change the course of their lives on one unforgettable night in the Go-Go '80s.

Review: Take Me Home Tonight is one of the first leading man roles for Topher Grace since he left 'That 70s Show' years ago.  He has appeared here and there, but overall he's been under the radar.  This film is a hark back to a more innocent time when movies were just absolutely fun and insane.  It reminds me of some of the films from the 1980s and for that, we love Take Me Home Tonight.  The plot is cliche, the ending is predictable, but its a great ride.

The special features include: Deleted Scenes, Cast Get Together, Music Boombox, Take Me Home Tonight Music Video, Theatrical Trailer, TV Spots.

Interest Range: Comedy

X-Men: First Class DVD & Blu-Ray Trailer

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X-Men: First Class DVD & Blu-Ray Trailer

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SDCC: Lego Hero World Batman!

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SDCC: Mattel Batman: Legacy Arkham City Joker & Harley Quinn 2-Pack!

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Marvel Unveils New COMICS FOR COMICS Program

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Marvel Unveils New COMICS FOR COMICS Program
 
As part of Marvel’s unrivaled efforts to provide support to comic retailers in 2011, Marvel is pleased to announce the return of their groundbreaking Comics For Comics program, offering all retailers a chance to turn unsold comics into a rare Marvel variant! The extremely limited edition Fear Itself #6 McGuinness Variant will be made available to retailers who return the covers of select comics. In addition, qualifying retailers will gain exclusive access to a special Marvel sale.
 
“In these tough economic times, feel it’s our duty to help,” explained David Gabriel, Marvel Senior Vice President of Publishing, Sales and Circulation. “After the overwhelmingly positive response to our Comics For Comics programs, through which we received tens of thousands of covers, we’re excited to provide retailers with the chance to help their stores through selling an ultra-rate variant.”
 
Retailers – for every 50 stripped covers of the following comics from the below group sent to Marvel, you will qualify to receive one FREE Fear Itself #6 McGuinness Variant.  The 50 stripped covers can be any combination of the comics listed in that group and all submissions need to be received at the Marvel office at the address below by Friday 8/12/2011.   Also included with the stripped covers must be your store contact information including Diamond Account # and email address. With boxes of covers arriving every day, Marvel urges retailers to get theirs in by the due date to guarantee themselves copies of this stunning variant.
 
Retailers with any questions about Marvel’s Comics for Comics program, should e-mail helpme@marvel.com for further assistance.
 
Please note: No second printings, third printings, variants, are accepted as part of this promotion. Only the specific issues of the series listed below are eligible
 
FLASHPOINT ABIN SUR THE GREEN LANTERN #1
FLASHPOINT BATMAN KNIGHT OF VENGEANCE #1
FLASHPOINT CITIZEN COLD #1
FLASHPOINT DEADMAN AND THE FLYING GRAYSONS #1
FLASHPOINT DEATHSTROKE THE CURSE OF RAVAGER #1
FLASHPOINT EMPEROR AQUAMAN #1
FLASHPOINT FRANKENSTEIN CREATURES OF UNKNOWN #1
FLASHPOINT GREEN ARROW INDUSTRIES #1
FLASHPOINT GRODD OF WAR #1
FLASHPOINT HAL JORDAN #1
FLASHPOINT KID FLASH LOST #1
FLASHPOINT LEGION OF DOOM #1
FLASHPOINT LOIS LANE AND THE RESISTANCE #1
FLASHPOINT PROJECT SUPERMAN #1
FLASHPOINT SECRET SEVEN #1
FLASHPOINT THE OUTSIDER #1
FLASHPOINT THE REVERSE FLASH #1
FLASHPOINT THE WORLD OF FLASHPOINT #1
FLASHPOINT WONDER WOMAN AND THE FURIES #1
 
Address To Send Submission:
J Friedfeld
Marvel Entertainment LLC
135 West 50th Street, 7th Floor
NY, NY 10020
 
Information To Be Included With Submission:
Store Name
Store Address
Contact Person
Email Address
Phone Number
Diamond Account #
List of stripped covers being returned and their quantities
 
All the directions above must be adhered to in order to receive the free Fear Itsellf #6 MCGuinness Variant and the submissions must be received by Friday 8/12/2011 in order to qualify.
 
Please note that this is not a Diamond-affiliated promotion and Diamond should not be contacted. Retailers will be contacted via email once Marvel receives the submissions. 

New Batman Magic Towels

Found these at the local Dollar Tree, just like the past two waves....

Our Full Review of the Thundercats Premiere!

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A lot of us original fans are quite nervous about the new Thundercats show.  We have our skepticisms, and rightly so.  We're here to tell you that there is absolutely nothing to worry about!
Warner Bros. sent us a screener of the first two episodes in advance and the show is outstanding beyond expectations.  The scope of the Thundercats' world is expanded and taken so very seriously that it is almost unbelievable.  If you can accept the new animation style, then you can easily fall in love with this new series.  Its easily as epic in scale as Avatar: The Last Airbender, and with the appeal for both kids and adults, as well.  I can tell you one thing, the first two episodes leave you wanting for more right away! 


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A few nice elements to the new series....Snarf doesn't speak!  THANK YOU!   Watching the Thundercats go to battle with the Lizards provides a fantastic backstory.  The mechs that the lizards employ are fantastic, and thanks to Grune's betrayl they are able to infiltrate the Thundercats' kingdom with their new technology.    And when Claudus falls, its a good shock, although fans will recognize the blade as it comes from Panthro's back... I'll leave the rest for you to see..

SDCC: Lego Mini-Figure Set

coming in 2012 from Lego!

SDCC: Lego Hero World Batman!

Disney World Cinema: Do Dooni Chaar DVD Review

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Disney World Cinema: Do Dooni Chaar DVD Review



Synopsis: From the Disney World Cinema Collection, Do Dooni Chaar is a heart-warming comedy about life, family and the pursuit of dreams. 

Life can be tough for an honest, principled school teacher Santosh Duggal.
He's constantly coping with the demands of his family versus his ever-decreasing salary. His teenage daughter is an independent rebel. His ambitious son is involved in illegal gambling. His wife has a taste for the finer things in life. They're just a typical, middle-class dysfunctional family. When the Duggal family decides follow their dream and upgrade from a scooter to a car, they embark on a roller-coaster ride filled with chaos, laughter and ultimately, the true meaning of family.

Review: I wasn't sure what to expect from a Disney World Cinema film.  This hindi film has all the elements I'd expect from an American Disney film, with a different type of charm.  Its all about a family who begins very divided and comes together over the course of the film.  Its a little dramatic, quite funny and definately has a unique flavor.   Its great for the entire family.

Interest Range: Disney World Cinema

Friday, July 22, 2011

Thundercats Character Bios: Claudus

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 CLAUDUS
Lion-O’s father and the sitting King of Thundera and Lord of the ThunderCats. In accordance with his ancestors before him, Claudus used the Sword of Omens to protect his people and maintain the ThunderCats as one of the most powerful races on Thundera, often at the expense of weaker species. Lion-O worries that, though his father¹s heart is in the right place, this method of ruling is dangerous and could even lead to the fall of Thundera.